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  • Get access to the driving assessment battery.

  • Explore and measure the brain functions used specifically in driving.

  • Find out your cognitive strengths and weaknesses for driving.


The Driving Assessment Battery (DAB) from CogniFit is a set of cognitive tests that work to determine a user's driving capacity.

Driving requires the use of numerous cognitive skills. This assessment will measure a total of 10 cognitive skills that, according to studies, are used when driving. Some of these cognitive abilities are focus, hand-eye coordination, and response time.

The tests will reflect the user's cognitive level when behind the wheel. The assessment will provide a precise measurement of the strongest and weakest cognitive skills related to driving. This information will allow the user to learn about possible cognitive disorders that may make tasks such as driving more difficult.

The assessment was designed by a professional team of neurologists and psychologists. After the assessment is completed, a computerized report is created using sophisticated algorithms, which takes the results from the assessment and puts them into an easy-to-read report for both the professional and the user.

The cognitive driving assessment measures a number of cognitive skills in different areas. The results from each one of the tasks will be used in the calculation of the different cognitive skills below.

  • Memory area: Visual short-term memory.
  • Attention area: Divided attention, focus, and inhibition.
  • Perception area: Width of field of view, visual scanning, and estimation.
  • Coordination area: Hand-eye coordination and response time.
  • Reasoning area: Shifting.
  • Psychological traits specific to driving: Risk avoidance and obedience to rules.

Battery of Tasks and Tests for a Driving Evaluation

Precision Test COOR

Exploration Test SCAVI-REST

Estimation Test EST-I

Estimation Test EST-II

Inattention Test FOCU-SHIF

Estimation Test EST-III

Exactitude Test REST-COOR

Preferences Test INH

Recovery Test VISMEM

Positions Test VISMEN-SCAVI

Aversion Test INH-EST

Visual Capacity Test WIFIVI

Assessment Process

  • Duration: The Driving Assessment Battery will take about 20 minutes.
  • Scoring: Computerized.
  • Audience: Adults 18+.
  • Results: Personalized.

Neuropsychological Areas Analyzed

Scientific documentation: Validated battery of tasks.

The driving assessment battery is made up of 12 different tasks that assess a total of 10 cognitive skills. Each of the tasks was rigorously tested and validated, receiving very satisfactory results. The Alpha Crombach statistic was used to test the reliability of the tool, and the result was around .8.

After finishing the assessment, the CogniFit program gathers information from the test and provides and a computerized report for each user. The report highlights the user's cognitive strengths and weaknesses related to driving. The results are shown in the form of graphs or tables, which makes it simple for both the professional and the user to understand.

The set of cognitive skills that will be assessed in the driving battery were selected based off of a study of the main skills needed for driving.

Below you will see the skills measured in the driving assessment battery located in different blocks. Each block explains the importance of each of the skills and how they are related to driving.


Visual Short-Term Memory

Visual memory helps us retain information that we gather through the retina over a short period of time. Our visual perception skills allow us to capture stimuli from the environment. This is one of the most important skills to assess because it allows us to remember traffic signs and orient ourselves in the city.


Divided Attention

This is one of the most important skills for a driver to practice and develop. Divided attention is the ability to pay attention to two different stimuli at the same time. For example: shifting gear and looking at the sign. When we do two actions at the same time, we have to be able to divide our attention without neglecting either stimuli. This skill requires practice, and it is easy for this ability to decline over time because our reflexes diminish as we age. Knowing our level of divided attention will help us understand how we will act on the road, our ability to visualize signs, look at the mirrors, control our speed, and even hold a conversation while driving.


Focus or concentration is also a very important skill when it comes to driving. When our brain is concentrating on one task, we are able to complete it better and more efficiently. Good concentration can be assessed and trained, but the most important thing is to be able to avoid distractions. The greater ones concentration, the less distracting external stimuli will be. This doesn't only apply to a driver on the road, but to any person doing any kind of task that requires all five senses. Focus will be important to assess to see how well they are able to concentrate on one stimuli for a long period of time. It will also help to understand the emotional state of the driver and interpret signs of fatigue after a prolonged period of time.


Inhibition is the ability to ignore irrelevant stimuli while the subject concentrates on one task. Tasks that require concentration, like driving, also require that we ignore any stimuli that aren't necessary to the current task. When someone drives, their inhibition mechanisms start up. This means that while driving, the driver should inhibit any signs, cars, or scenery that aren't relevant to their task.


Width of Field of View

Width of field of view is the ability to see further than the stimuli that is directly in front of your eyes. People are able to hold a certain amount of visual information when looking straight ahead, so the information that you're able to see when doing this would be your width of field of view. This skills is especially important when driving, because you the driver has to look straight ahead but see other cars, mirrors, etc.

Visual Scanning

This allows us to actively find all of the information around us. To drive safely, it is important to scan our surroundings and take in the stimuli around us. This also helps improve field of vision and inhibition, and helps avoid accidents.


Estimation is a very important skills for driving. It helps us predict the location of an object given its speed and distance. While driving, the subject must know the exact distance that they have between themselves and the stoplight ahead. This ability to estimate the distance gives the driver time to slow down and avoid any dangerous situations.


Hand-Eye Coordination

Visual-perception and visual-motor skills are very important for driving. Hand-eye coordination helps maintain concordance between what you see and how your hand react on the wheel. It allows the driver to drive straight, without hitting and other cars or driving off of the road.

Response Time

Response time is the agility with which a person processes an amount of information. Response time is important for the driver's reflexes or ability to react to situations on the road. Being able to respond quickly to any problems or stimuli and give an immediate response is part of being a good driver, so it is important to develop and train this skill.



This skill is made up of the ability to switch focus from one stimulus to another as fast as possible. It is the ability to adapt to a new situation that the environment requires. When there is a problem on the road, like an accident, the driver must be able to shift their attention and slow their speed. These types of changes happen all the time on the road, which is why a driver must develop their shifting skills.

Scientific Documentation

All of the tasks that make up the driving battery are based on a scientific method based on evidence. This proves that the driving assessment is effective and allows for an assessment of the subject's cognitive state when driving.

Thanks to the sophisticated algorithms from CogniFit, the user will receive their own score for each of the assessed cognitive skills.

The battery was created with one main objective in mind, to provide the sufficient information to the professional and the user about their cognitive state so they can safely get behind the wheel.

Measurement and Results from the Cognitive Tests

One of the most important characteristics of the Driving Assessment Battery is that no results will be the same as another because it was created to be personalized for each user

At the beginning of the task, you will see some instructions. These instructions will help the user understand what the task does and get them familiar with what they have to do. In some tasks, points are not counted until a few seconds after it starts to give the user time to adjust. After this period of time, the program will start to register the information and create a computerized report with the final results. This report, as previously mentioned, gathers the information from the assessment and indicates which skills are stronger and which are weaker. The program will then create a personalized training program for the scores that fall below average.

All of these results will be shown by graphs and tables, and can be compared to the rest of the population in the user's age range. The table below is an example of the results you will see on the report.

Shatil E (2013). Does combined cognitive training and physical activity training enhance cognitive abilities more than either alone? A four-condition randomized controlled trial among healthy older adults. Front. Aging Neurosci. 5:8. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2013.00008

Peretz C, Korczyn AD, Shatil E, Aharonson V, Birnboim S, Giladi N. - Computer-Based, Personalized Cognitive Training versus Classical Computer Games: A Randomized Double-Blind Prospective Trial of Cognitive Stimulation - Neuroepidemiology 2011; 36:91-9.

Joseph F.Chandler, Richard D. Arnold, Jeffrey B. Phillips, Ashley E. Turnmire - Predicting individual differences in response to sleep loss: application of current techniques - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine - September 2013; 84(9):927-37

Thompson HJ, Demiris G, Rue T, Shatil E, Wilamowska K, Zaslavsky O, Reeder B. - Telemedicine Journal and E-health Date and Volume: 2011 Dec;17(10,):794-800. Epub 2011 Oct 19.

Haimov I, Hanuka E, Horowitz Y. - Chronic insomnia and cognitive functioning among older adults - Behavioural sleep medicine 2008; 6:32-54.

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